One of the perils of writing about the plays you see is that part of the evening is spent head-down furiously taking notes in the dark. This leads to sloppy handwriting and the occasional missed action, but it does provide you with a visual record of what you liked or didn't like about a production. Densely worded pages are a sure indication of a great production. And then there are the sudden blank spaces on the page, where something remarkable happened onstage and the beginnings of a note are scrawled but trail off into unmarred white space — this is where the play has overwhelmed the critical faculties, and not a moment of what's happening onstage can go unseen. Mustard Seed... More >>>
A lesson in forgiveness: Jim Butz (left) and Jason Cannon star in Measure for Measure.